Peter James Smith: Catchlight - Art Collector

Peter James Smith, Catchlight, 2017, oil and mixed media on linen, 91 x 110cm. Courtesy the artist and OREXART


Smith’s paintings discuss the part imagery and objects play in the development of memory and the recall of history. His works acknowledge the aspiration for progress brought forth by scientific invention and investigation—while allowing room for the imagination, reminiscence and admiration.
Born in Paparoa, New Zealand in 1954, Peter James Smith now paints full time, holding solo and group exhibitions each year. Currently based in Melbourne, he has worked in both New Zealand and Australia since the mid 1970s. His practice is built from the traditional painting medium of oil on linen. He is widely published as a mathematician and holds the degrees BSc (Hons), MSc, MStats, PhD with a Master of Fine Art in Painting. He was Professor of Mathematics and Art at RMIT University, Melbourne, where he was Head of the School of Creative Media (photography, creative writing, screenwriting, multimedia, music, sound, digital art) from 2002-2008.

Exhibition Opens: 5pm-7pm, Tuesday 26 September 2017
Exhibition Closes: 14 October 2017
Location: OREXART, 15 Putiki St, Arch Hill, Auckland, New Zealand 1021
Website: www.orexart.co.nz
Contact: +64 9 378 0588
Email: orex@xtra.co.nz
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